Enrollment & Schedule

Current openings:

Our enrollment process is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to submit an application for the 2020-2021 term beginning in September, please email us at mandy@newfarmmontessori.com. We will contact you to schedule a family visit and tour when we resume operation.

Enrollment options: September 2020-July 2021

Beginning in September 2020, New Farm Montessori will be operating under the restrictions set forth by the Early Learning Division as Emergency Child Care (ECC). As such we will have reduced group sizes and will implement stringent practices regarding sanitation and health policies.

Morning Montessori: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. ($750 per month)*

Afternoon Montessori: Monday through Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ($950 per month)*

*Monthly tuition includes healthy snacks, materials and supplies.

Schedule

Our school year runs September through July. Most children join the children’s house between ages 2.5-3.5 years, though there is flexibility based on the developmental readiness of each child. The Montessori primary program is a three year program, which includes the kindergarten year; children benefit the most from participating for the full three years. 

Our morning and afternoon work cycles are loosely structured to provide maximum flexibility, freedom and choice, allowing us to meet each child’s needs and interests. Throughout the day children participate in individualized lessons in practical life activities, sensorial materials, language, math, science, geography and cultural studies. We also enjoy group games, stories, music, dancing, yoga, gardening, walks in the neighborhood and (when it is safe again to do so) outings to our local parks.

At this time, we will be closed mid day for a thorough cleaning between the morning and afternoon sessions. We hope to offer lunch service again when restrictions lessen.

School calendar 2020-2021

School Events

Beginning of term (returning students): Tuesday September 8, 2020

New Student Orientation: Friday September 11, 2020

Beginning of term (new students): Monday September 14, 2020

End of term:                                     Thursday July 29, 2021

School Closures:

Daytime Parent conferences       October 22-23 (Thursday-Friday)

Thanksgiving                                  November 25-26 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Winter Break                                  December 21-31 (Monday-Thursday)

MLK, Jr. Day                                 January 18 (Monday)

President’s Day                              February 15 (Monday)

Daytime Parent Conferences      February 25-26 (Thursday-Friday)

Spring Break                                  March 22-25 (Monday-Thursday)

Memorial Day                                May 31 (Monday)

Summer Break.                        July 5-8 (Monday-Thursday)

New Farm Montessori is closed for the month of August (no tuition due).

Monthly tuition reflects these planned closures. No refunds are made for missed days, illness, vacation, inclement weather, emergency closure or other reasons. 

Notices

Oregon Department of Education requires that all schools and child care facilities publish immunization rates for the most recent term. You can view ours here: Immunization rates 2017-2018.pdf